epic simile
noun Date: 1931 an extended simile that is used typically in epic poetry to intensify the heroic stature of the subject

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  • epic simile — noun : an extended simile often running to several lines used typically in epic poetry to intensify the heroic stature of the subject (as by contrast) and to serve as decoration called also Homeric simile * * * a simile developed over several… …   Useful english dictionary

  • epic simile — a simile developed over several lines of verse, esp. one used in an epic poem. Also called Homeric simile. [1940 45] * * * ▪ figure of speech also called  Homeric simile        an extended simile often running to several lines, used typically in… …   Universalium

  • epic simile — ep′ic sim′ile n. pro a simile developed over several lines of verse …   From formal English to slang

  • simile — /sim euh lee/, n. 1. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in she is like a rose. Cf. metaphor. 2. an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it. [1350 1400; ME < L: image, likeness,… …   Universalium

  • simile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. figure of speech, comparison. See figurative. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. metaphor, analogy, likeness, epic simile, explicit comParison of dissimilars; see also comParison 2 , figure of speech . III… …   English dictionary for students

  • Homeric simile — Homeric simile, also called epic simile, is a detailed comparison in the form of a simile that is many lines in length. The word Homeric is based on the Greek author Homer, who composed the two famous Greek epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey . Many …   Wikipedia

  • Homeric simile. — See epic simile. * * * …   Universalium

  • homeric simile — noun Usage: usually capitalized H : epic simile …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homeric simile — noun see epic simile …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homeric simile. — See epic simile …   Useful english dictionary

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